1. The Rare Occasions

    Bros. 

    The Adjuncts 

    Analog Sunset

    Live at the Fatt Squirrel 

    11/21/14

     
  2. PRONK! Festival 

    What you must do in Providence.

     
  3. PRONK! Festival 2014

     
     
  4. Denmark Kills

    A play by Adam Hogue

    Playbill.

     
  5. The Stilts- redrawn and thicker for some sweet tee’s to come your way really soon!

     

  6. themildrevolution:

    The “7 For 7” Series: Part 2

    "Bad Design" By The Mild Revolution

    DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE @

    www.purevolume.com/themildrevolution

    Let us know what you think at themildrevolution@gmail.com

    Much Love,

    TMR

    This song will make your guts hurt. For real.

    Love it.

     

  7. themildrevolution:

    THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE!

    THE MILD REVOLUTION PRESENTS:

    "7 for 7 PART 1: 

    "The Western Side in War" By The Mild Revolution is available for free download @ www.purevolume.com/themildrevolution

    Let us know what you think in the “ask” section of the blog, and if you like it, share it around! Tomorrow is part 2! Enjoy!

    -TMR

    nice return to form.

     
  8. Uh-oh, here we go again…

    Dusk

    9/29 @ 8 pm

    $5

     
  9. Nasty stash.

     
  10. The Stilts

    Live at Beatnik’s 7/26

    Worcester, MA

    8 pm

    Be there.

     
  11. The Stilt’s Summer Tour.

     
  12. Kid Mountain- Happies

     

  13. Kid Mountain- Happies

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    Based out of Boston and Providence, Kid Mountain has put together an album unlike much else I have heard; local or not. There is definitely a cohesive sound unifying the album that creates something joyous and almost primitive all at once. The instruments all retain a certain clarity to them with heavy reverb and subtle echo being the only discernible sounds being used over crisp Fender tones. This is an album worth repeating and it is a band I am even more excited to see again live.

    While they sounded great at The Columbus Theatre, I see them as more of a dancing experience.

    Check out their music, particularly the album Happies with our friends over at Bandcamp.* You can stream and buy the album Happies here.

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    Parashootin’

    Great echo-y guitars. Chanting vocals nice. Very enticing beginning. Man that background singer gets up there. Those drums slid in just right; now back to the guitar vocals. Weow-oo’s make me want to shake my legs. Great drum beat. Very minimalist with the guitar. Rusted Root-ish in some ways. Very rolling song. Came in waves and left the same way. Like a tide.

    No Place

    Syncopated beginning into great strummy verse. Nice strat riff there. Great driving verse. Vocals very easy going. Head bobbing on this one. I dig that high trilling riff. Now a one-chord build into some ooh’s this is a hot one. I could see myself dancing to this one. They were great at the Columbus Theatre, but seats are no way to experience these cuts. Bass solo to end it! Bingo!

    Kinda Strange

    Nice riff to start things off. Building moment into some hypnotic vocals. Nice break with those high harmonies. “Get togetha with ma friends…” back to the 80s with that one Zen-master. “Swim in the river where the children go.” Oohh banan-banan-na-na into a trippy descending riff with those ooh’s in the back, take notes on this breakdown and master of syncopated strums into the descending riff again. So unique. Back to the verse. No just guitar and vocals, drums back, background vocals in full swing. This song feels like a waterfall. A fucking waterfall.

    Take Your Legs

    Bass, drum intro with some light keys thrown on top. Those gang vocals don’t quit. In it to win it. Bum-bum-bum. Then the echo-y strat makes a comeback. Nice buildup here with palm muting. “Hey surrounded now…” NICE STOP back into the game! The music dances through like a dream or something. It makes a backdrop for looking out the window…which I was just doing.

    Happy Lappies

    Happy lapping into a new tune. Fun harmonies here with that bouncing bass line. Plays in well to the guitar riffs on the chorus. A lot going on in this one…two, three guitars all-riffing! What is this Judas Priest? BASS SOLO! And everything back. We all liked that. It’s music I would imagine kids making if they were stranded on a mountain with instruments. Finally, keyboard solo. Double chord break. NICE JAM SESSION HERE! Hip-hop drumbeat over little rambling riffs…no clear soloist here. Digging this breakdown…see you on the other side. This is what it’s all about. This should be a garage band loop. Minimal effects and a little tambo.

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    Bur Hubur

    Maine is my jam! This is what summer is all about in my mind; I’m having more a flashback listening to this song than actually hearing it. But, it’s got a sweet little keyboard line there. Whistling? Love it. A little bit Capcom at points, especially the buildup to the main riff after the verse. Very danceable. This song definitely has me guessing, nice stop back into the verse. Picking it up with the vocals and those crash cymbals. Bring it home Kidz! Now just keys and vocals. LOVE IT! This track is it. BOOM. Done! Perfect ending.

    New Hat

    A little summer punk. Very catchy verse and accompanying riff. Nothing like a straightforward rock song with hooks to bring it all back together. Extra guitar out of nowhere! Nice breakdown here. BIG BUILDUP. Great double vocals….and a nice ending riff there. These guys have their shit together. No doubt.

    Vermont

    What a place. Slowing things down a notch? Sure, why not. This is friggin’ Kid Mountain! Anything goes. A little tambourine hit, very subtle, goes nice with the full on guitar riffing I hear. Dare I say instrumental? Like floating on a river. In fact one time I did go swimming on a river in Vermont and this might have been in my head. Cool jam with an ambiguous quiet ending. Very mysterious, very Vermont, very porch door.

    Laughing All Your Laughs Out

    A little throwback to Shake Your Sillies Out. I hear the reference loud and clear. Buildup riff supported by some ooh’s and ringing chords at the end. “Sigh with the crickets”…any day my man. Nice background oh’s on second verse with that little rhythmic touch. The drums accenting all the right places. Everyone in on this instrumental;, ooh’s part. Solo guitar with nice lead bit falling over it. A little Graceland era Paul Simon there. Nice meet-up here with the instruments. Just ends…I missed it, I was munching on a Ritz.

    Clouds

    Acoustic makes an appearance. Nice oh’s, reminds me of Rubblebucket…another good band. Also, those chords are very dramatic. Sounds good, sounds spacey. Those oh’s go way up! Ends with them! Bingo. Solid.

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    *I have no friends at Bandcamp, nor am I a “we”.

     
  14. The Adjuncts’ Great Northern Rhode Island Tour

    Thanks for coming!

    You can hear some live cuts here.

     
  15. Salvi’s Traditional Sign Painting

    You’ve probably seen his work around.

    He’s prolific.

    Popping up in all different pockets of Providence, Jayson Michael Salvi has been bringing flavor to area local businesses with one-of-a-kind signs that reflect both the originality of the artist and the business all at once. A Mile and a Quarter, Rogue Island, Trinity Brewery and the design offices at 204 Westminster are just some of the businesses that have seen Salvi’s artwork brought to life. Making a working artist model all his own, Salvi has been out in the community painting out a modest living while providing small businesses with a sign unlike anything else in the city.

    Earlier this week I sat down for a phone interview with Jayson. It was a bright, summer afternoon and he was speaking to me in-transit in Downcity Providence enjoying the day and immediately jumping into his thoughts on what is necessary to be a working artist in Providence. Without the artist co-ops of Boston or New York at their disposal, artists in Providence are forced to be their own marketing department and just seeing what’s going on downtown is one of the best ways to network. As Salvi told me, it’s all about knowing you’re neighbors, building a community and just letting people know what you do and what you can bring to their business.

    In the case of Salvi’s Traditional Sign Painting his model of getting out from behind the computer and out on the street has really paid off. All over Providence, Salvi has been turning sign making into the event it should be. He shows up to a job in just regular clothes with no stencils or projectors and he just gets to work the old fashioned way, with rulers, pencils and paintbrushes on whatever surface he has to work with. Through what I’d call long-form performance art, hand-painting a sign turns a job into an event. People walk by and ask questions or simply watch him work and inevitably, they learn about not only what he does, but what the business is all about as well.

    Jayson offers something to businesses that cannot be replicated. He makes no stencils to work from; he has no projector to trace images from. It is art that is intended for a specific space and time that reflects the intentions of the business. The art of sign-painting is singular in the way it serves a very specific and important purpose of giving people an image to associate a business with that will stick in their minds. Interacting with business owners, deciding on a design for the sign, creating the sign on site and allowing people on the street to see the whole process brings a sense of community to a project and business that creating a design on an office computer, printing it on plastic and putting it up in a matter of minutes can never achieve.

    Jayson Salvi is a man of big ideas for the Providence art scene and he would love to see art cooperatives spring up in the city with artists ditching their territorial leanings in favor of a more communal approach to helping each other market their work to the community. But, for now he is starting with what works for him: getting out in the city, meeting people face to face and offering them a sign unlike any other. One look around the city shows, he’s on the right track.

    To paraphrase Salvi echoing the words of sign-makers of old:

    A business with no sign is a sign of no business.

    Be sure to ask businesses if their signs are hand-painted by Salvi and check out his work downcity. Rogue Island, Trinity Brewery, A Mile and a Quarter, the just finished Rooftop at the Providence G and many others would no doubt appreciate the business.

    To get in touch with Jayson Michael Salvi about signs or to see his projects be sure to visit his website:

    http://www.providencesignpainter.com/http://www.providencesignpainter.com/